Art Education

Women & Their Work believes contemporary art should be an accessible resource for everyone and strives to educate audiences of all ages about contemporary art. Women & Their Work’s exhibitions and programs are free and open to the public. To help interpret the exhibitions in the gallery, critical essays accompany the work, videos of the artist speaking about her work, and public programs are designed to complement each exhibition.


Gallery Tours & Workshops

Women & Their Work invites students from Austin area schools to the gallery for a tour and art-making workshop.

Each program is one hour. In the first half hour, students explore the work and themes in the gallery with a trained educator. When possible, the exhibiting artist leads the tour, illuminating her artistic processes for students and encouraging students to explore their own ideas about the work.

After the gallery tour, students experiment with materials and techniques similar to those used by the exhibiting artist, allowing them to better understand the art-making process. Tours are free to all students and teachers. For title 1 schools, Women & Their Work can offer assistance with transportation costs and funding for a half-day substitute teacher.  

Tours are available Monday-Friday, from 10 AM- 6 PM. Tours are typically one hour. Maximum number of students per tour is 30.


For more information, contact Diane Sikes: [email protected]


Professional Development

Women & Their Work considers the education of teachers to be paramount to art education and offer several ways for teachers to expand their knowledge of art.

For select exhibitions, Women & Their Work hosts workshops for educators in which they work directly with the exhibiting artist.  This enriching program allows direct access to contemporary artists and their work. Artists discuss their past and present work and related concepts to help educators infuse their lesson plans with new ideas.

For more information about this program or to find out about upcoming workshops, email Diane Sikes at [email protected]